Why create an outdoor ashtray station?
Smoking is still a common habit in many parts of the world, and it’s important to provide a designated area for smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts safely. This is where outdoor ashtray stations come in. By creating one of these, you can help keep your outdoor space clean and prevent fire hazards. Not only that, but it also shows consideration for non-smokers who may not want to inhale secondhand smoke.
Before you start building your outdoor ashtray station, you’ll need to gather materials. Here’s a list of items you’ll need:
- A metal trash can or bucket with a lid
- A metal or plastic ashtray insert
- A bracket or hook to hold the ashtray insert in place
- A post or stand to secure the ashtray station
- Bolts, screws, and tools for assembly
Building the ashtray station
Start by attaching the bracket or hook to the inside of the trash can or bucket lid. This will hold the ashtray insert in place. Next, attach the ashtray insert to the bracket or hook. You may need to drill holes in the ashtray insert or lid to attach them securely.
Once the ashtray is in place, you can attach the post or stand to the bottom of the trash can or bucket. This will keep the ashtray station upright and secure. Again, you may need to drill holes for the bolts or screws to attach the post or stand.
Now that your outdoor ashtray station is built and ready to use, it’s important to let people know what it’s for. Add signage that clearly indicates that it’s a smoking area and to use the ashtray station to dispose of cigarette butts. You can even add some creative flair to the signage to make it more eye-catching and encourage people to use it.
Maintaining the ashtray station
It’s important to regularly maintain your outdoor ashtray station to ensure it functions properly and stays clean. Empty the ashtray insert regularly and dispose of the cigarette butts properly. You can also clean the ashtray insert as needed to keep it looking good.
By following these simple steps, you can create an outdoor ashtray station that will keep your outdoor space clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. Happy building!